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Meghalaya prepares to tackle earthquake devastation 26.4.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: As seismologists and scientists are unanimous of big earthquake of 8.5 on the Richter scale hitting the Himalayan region, the Meghalaya Revenue and Disaster Management minister, Kyrmen Shylla on Thursday said the State Disaster Rescue Force (SDRF) and National Disaster Rescue Force (NDRF) are on alert in the state. As per reports, seismologists and […]
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Rain hits Ksan de-watering 26.4.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: The ongoing process of de-watering the mine shaft at Ksan where 14 coal miners are trapped is turning futile as the water level has gone up. Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Kyrmen Shylla said here on Thursday that the water level has gone up following recent rain. Asked about the status of the state […]
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NGT wants CCTV check on coal transport 26.4.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG/ NEW DELHI: The NGT appointed judicial panel headed by retired judge BP Katoki has asked the state government to install CCTV cameras in important locations in the state to prevent illegal transportation of coal. The direction of the panel was following a meeting held in the city to discuss the issues related to coal […]
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Maruti to pull the plug on diesel cars from April next year 26.4.2019 Business – The Navhind Times
PTI New Delhi India’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) will discontinue sale of diesel cars in the country from April next year, coinciding with the transition of the automobile industry to stricter BS VI emission norms, a top company official said Thursday. The auto major currently gets 23 per cent of its total sales ...
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National De-Worming day launched in Ri Bhoi District 25.4.2019 The Shillong Times
NONGPOH: The office of the District Medical & Health Officer, Ri Bhoi District under the banner of National Health Mission on Thursday launched the National De-Worming Day 2019 at a function held at the King of Kings Higher Secondary School, Mawkyrdep. The function here was attended by the Deputy Commissioner of Ri Bhoi District, Mrs […]
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Rising water level negates de-watering efforts at Ksan mine shaft 25.4.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: The ongoing process of de-watering the mine shaft at Ksan where 14 coal miners were feared dead is turning futile as the water level has increased in the mine. Informing this here, Revenue and Disaster Management Minister, Kyrmen Shylla admitted that the water level has gone up following the recent rains in the state. […]
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AAP's manifesto a document of deceit: BJP 25.4.2019 The Asian Age | Home
The AAP on Thursday came out with its manifesto for the Lok Sabha election based on the central theme of full statehood.
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Measles making a comeback due to millions unvaccinated 25.4.2019 The Asian Age | Home
UNICEF asserts on the need to get vaccinated for averting the spread of this dangerous but preventable disease.
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Loktak project affecting livelihood of Karang islanders 25.4.2019 The Assam Tribune
Loktak project affecting livelihood of Karang islanders
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Medium-intensity quake hits Arunachal 25.4.2019 The Assam Tribune
Medium-intensity quake hits Arunachal
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Ninth quake of the year hits NE 25.4.2019 The Assam Tribune
Ninth quake of the year hits NE
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Mamata accuses Modi of buying votes with black money 25.4.2019 PTI: All news
Mamata accuses Modi of buying votes with black money
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Small efforts can save Earth 24.4.2019 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, The natural beauty of our city’s environment is being exploited for material development. There is risk of the wildlife of Bhopal of being reduced from 66 percent in 1990 to 4 per cent by 2025. This concern was expressed by Environmentalist Subhash C. Pandey at a symposium organized by Nivseed Bachpan in […]
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Human influence responsible for the extinction of one million species 24.4.2019
Washington: Up to one million species face extinction due to human influence, according to a draft UN report obtained by AFP that painstakingly catalogues how humanity has undermined the natural resources upon which its very survival depends. The accelerating loss of clean air, drinkable water, CO2-absorbing forests, pollinating insects, protein-rich fish and storm-blocking mangroves – to name but a few of the dwindling services rendered by Nature, poses no less of a threat than climate change, says the report, set to be unveiled May 6. Indeed, biodiversity loss and global warming are closely linked, according to the 44-page Summary for Policy Makers, which distills a 1,800-page UN assessment of scientific literature on the state of Nature. Delegates from 130 nations meeting in Paris from April 29 will vet the executive summary line-by-line. Wording may change, but figures lifted from the underlying report cannot be altered. "We need to recognise that climate change and loss of Nature are ...
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Court ensures water quality in Shillong 24.4.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: The High Court of Meghalaya on Tuesday disposed of a PIL by giving a direction to ensure water quality in the city. During the hearing on the matter on Tuesday, the government has sought six months’ time for ensuring the implementation of the recommendations of the Expert Committee on the matter. The court directed […]
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Play ‘Khamosh Adalat Jaari Hai’ staged 23.4.2019 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, A play ‘Khamosh Adalat Jaari Hai’ written by Vijay Tendulkar was staged at Shaheed Bhavan on Sunday. The play marked the second day of a theatre festival Samantar Natya Samaroh 2019. The play was performed by Samantar theatre group. The play is directed by Mukesh Sharma. Khamosh! Adalat Jaari Hai is an […]
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Indian consumers see security as important element of their online experience 23.4.2019
Experian, one of the leading data analytics and decisioning companies, today released the 2019 Experian Identity and Fraud Report: Asia-Pacific Edition. The report highlights that trusted online relationships are based on businesses providing both a secure environment and seamless consumer experiences. With insights from almost 6,000 APAC consumers including India, the report found that majority (71%) value "security" as the most important element of online experience, followed by "convenience" (15%) and "personalisation" (14%). Of the 590 APAC businesses surveyed, 65% of Indian businesses have experienced an increase in online fraud-related losses over the past 12 months. This includes account takeover attacks and fraudulent account openings. Majority of the respondents in India feel they are sacrificing privacy for convenience in today"s unpredictable threat landscape. While existing security methods used by organisations are still more traditional in nature, ...
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EVMs vulnerable to hacking, malfunctioning: Chandrababu Naidu 23.4.2019
Mumbai: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday alleged that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) are vulnerable to "hacking and programming errors", and urged the Election Commission (EC) to check all polling machines after elections. Addressing media here, Naidu said, "We have serious doubts about EVMs. I am a strong supporter of technology. But today, technology is very vulnerable. Every six months technology is changing. There are also technical problems, vulnerability and also malfunctioning. Only three countries out of the ten most populous countries in the world use EVMs. These countries are also not technologically strong." "The present government is destroying all democratic institutions one by one. EC is an independent body and its job is to ensure level playing field for all political parties. Today if we see the elections all political parties are being subjected to harassment. In Andhra, every raid of Income Tax and ED is happening on TDP, in ...
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World Earth Day observed 23.4.2019 The Assam Tribune
World Earth Day observed
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Ksan rescue expenditure affects exchequer: Minister 23.4.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: Disaster Management Minister Kyrmen Shylla said the expenditure for the Ksan rescue operations has increased which was around Rs 2 crore one or two months back. Speaking to a section of the press on Monday, the minister admitted that the increasing expenditure has affected the state’s finances at a time when the state is […]
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